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TRACK & FIELD: Spring Grove, Dallastown split York-Adams Division I meet

  • The Spring Grove girls' track and field team beat Dallastown, 88-62.
  • The Dallastown boys' track and field team beat Spring Grove, 117-33.
  • The Spring Grove girls and Dallastown boys are the defending Y-A Division I champions.

DALLASTOWN — The two defending York-Adams Division I track-and-field champions entered Tuesday's meets at Dallastown's stadium with different objectives.

Spring Grove, last year's D-I girls' champion, was aiming to bounce back from a season-opening loss and remain in the division race.


Meanwhile, Dallastown, the 2017 D-I boys' champion, was seeking to keep its division mark spotless.

Both teams achieved their goals with impressive performances.

The Spring Grove girls defeated Dallastown, 88-62, and the Dallastown boys dominated  Spring Grove, 117-33.

"This was a must win," said Spring Grove head coach Eric Baumgardner, whose team dropped its 2018 season opener to South Western. "We lost to South Western due to South Western having a great team. We bounced back and did a great job today."

Spring Grove dominated the field events, outscoring the home team, 59-4.

"We try and be diverse, but we're really strong in that area (the field)," Baumgardner said.

Angel Rohrbaugh led the way for the winners by winning the long jump  and triple jump,

"We limited her to one jump each," Baumgardner added. "I wasn't looking for a PR (personal record). I was just looking for a first or second. We have some areas to improve on, but that's not one of them."

Emily Schuler and Riyana Owens  captured two individual events apiece for the Wildcats. Owens swept the sprints (100 and 200) and Schuler recorded a distance double, winning the 1,600 and 3,200.

"Our distance crew is  phenomenal," Dallastown head coach Neil Gutekunst said. "We also got points on the track (sprints, middle distance, relays). I thought our field people performed well, but they (the Rockets) just had too many athletes. Most of our throwers and jumpers are young."


Boys' meet: In the boys' meet, Justin Atwood starred for Dallastown. The senior displayed his versatility by winning the 110 hurdles and 200 dash and anchoring the winning 400 relay team.

Atwood showed his determination to win his final race of the day even though he reached down and grabbed a leg with 50 meters remaining in the 200 dash.

"It was a hamstring," Gutekunst said. "In this kind of (cold) weather, sometimes you think you're warmed up and you're not. You have to give him a little time (to heal). He's a good athlete."

The Wildcats have a lot of good athletes as they seek to repeat as division champions.

"Our boys' team is strong all around," Gutekunst said. "We have South Western coming up (on Thursday), and we'll see what happens.."

Noah Hayes won the long jump and triple jump for Spring Grove.



Gettysburg 91, Dover 55: At Dover, Josh Myers and Joe Pecaitis led the Warriors by each capturing two individual events. Myers won the long jump and triple jump, while Joe Pekaitis won the pole vault and javelin. For the Eagles, D.J. McRae won the 100, 200 and 110 hurdles, while Colin Shreve won the 1,600 and 3,200.

York Tech 108, Biglerville 41: At Biglerville, the Spartans won by sweeping all three relays and getting double individual wins from Kole Shenberger (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Jaire Alford (100 dash, 200 dash).

Northeastern 86, Eastern York 60: At Manchester, Jordan Lagana was victorious in the 100 and 200 while leading the host Bobcats to victory.Drake Brown won the shot put and discus for Eastern.

South Western 81, Red Lion 69: At Hanover, individually for the Mustangs, Ken Fields won the discus and shot put, Shareef Jakes won the triple jump and high jump, Delunche Shaw won the 100 and 200 and Tim Shoul won the 1,600 and 3,200. 

West York 94, Kennard-Dale 45: At Fawn Grove, Jake Altimore led the Bulldogs by taking first in the 1,600 and 800. As a team, West York took first in all three relays. For the Rams, Patrick Maloney won the shot put and javelin. 



Dover 97, Gettysburg 43: At Dover, the Eagles captured first in 10 of the 11 track events to grab the victory. Individually for the Eagles, Sienna Woodyard won the 100 and 200, while Peyton Mulder won the 100 and 300 hurdles. 

York Tech 73, Biglerville 62: At Biglerville, Paige Gordon swept the hurdles and Katie MacDougall swept the distance races to pace the Spartans.

Eastern York 100, Northeastern 50: At Manchester, Maura DeReamer won the javelin, discus and shot put to propel the visiting Golden Knights to victory. Also for Eastern, Maddie McLain won the 1,600 and 3,200, while teammate Hannah Meyers won the 200 and 400.Sophie Dekker won the 100 and 300 hurdles for Northeastern.

South Western 80, Red Lion 70: At Hanover, individually for the Mustangs, Samantha Trone won the 400 and 200, Kayla Brooks won the triple jump and long jump and Zaiah Marshall won the long jump and 100. For the Lions, Madisen Kling won the shot put and discus, while Kiersten Lloyd won the 1,600 and 800.

West York 94, Kennard-Dale 42: At Fawn Grove, Tesia Thomas led the Bulldogs by capturing first in the triple jump, long jump and and shot put. Teammate Claudia Gross won the 100 and 300 hurdles. The Bulldogs also captured first in all three relays. For the Rams, Jessica Ollis won the 100 and 200, while teammate Jamie Georgieff won the 1,600 and 800.

Reach Dick VanO'Linda at sports@yorkdispatch.com.